BJP Concedes

Rajasthan Congress unit president Sachin Pilot celebrates after the party raced ahead of the BJP in the Lok Sabha Ajmer and Alwar constituencies, and the Mandalgarh Assembly seat in the Rajasthan by-elections, in Jaipur Feb. 1. (Ravishankar Vyas/IANS photo)

JAIPUR — The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Feb. 1 conceded defeat in Rajasthan, where the Congress won the Mandalgarh Assembly seat and is poised to grab the Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha seats.

Rajasthan BJP chief Ashok Parnami told reporters: "We respect the people's mandate and we will analyse the reasons for our defeat. I am taking responsibility for the defeat."

The Congress drew a blank in Rajasthan in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

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